Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Bordeaux Bay by Guernsey-based artist Tony Taylor

Saturday, 25 March 2023


The name Scrabo derives from the Irish screabach meaning thinly covered rock or rough stony land. It was anglicized as Scrabock in the 16th century. Screabach is also the Irish name of Scrabo townland, in which the hill stands.


Two teenagers, we were on holiday.

Term ended, free as birds, we slipped away.

just kids in love: on impulse, we set out

to climb to Scrabo Tower for the view.

We walked till we were tired, so you could shout

and, from that hilltop, like a glider, flew

your lovely voice which, that day, seemed divine.

On that high hill you sang your name and mine.

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